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Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science / Edition 1

Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science / Edition 1

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by Charles Wheelan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393324869

ISBN-13: 9780393324860

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Formerly the midwest correspondent for The Economist and director of policy and communication for chicago Metropolis 2020, Charles Wheelan is presently a columnist for yahoo! and senior lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He lives in Chicago with his Family.

Overview

Formerly the midwest correspondent for The Economist and director of policy and communication for chicago Metropolis 2020, Charles Wheelan is presently a columnist for yahoo! and senior lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He lives in Chicago with his Family.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393324860
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Burton G. Malkiel ix

Introduction xvii

Acknowledgments xxvii

1 The Power of Markets: Who feeds Paris? 3

2 Incentives Matter: Why you might be able to save your face by cutting off your nose (if you are a black rhinoceros) 30

3 Government and the Economy: Government is your friend (and a round of applause for all those lawyers) 54

4 Government and the Economy II: The army was lucky to get that screwdriver for $500 80

5 Economics of Information: McDonald's didn't create a better hamburger 104

6 Productivity and Human Capital: Why is Bill Gates so much richer than you are? 126

7 Financial Markets: What economics can tell us about getting rich quick (and losing weight, too!) 148

8 The Power of Organized Interests: What economics can tell us about politics 175

9 Keeping Score: Is my economy bigger than your economy? 191

10 The Federal Reserve: Why that dollar in your pocket is more than just a piece of paper 218

11 International Economics: How did a nice country like Iceland go bust? 243

12 Trade and Globalization: The good news about Asian sweatshops 270

13 Development Economics: The wealth and poverty of nations 294

Epilogue Life in 2050: Seven Questions 317

Notes 327

Index 339

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